Business Support

Broken Hill City Council’s role in economic development is to provide leadership, direction, and advocacy by partnering with other agencies to facilitate, encourage and maximise sustainable development opportunities within the City of Broken Hill and the surrounding region. As a NSW small business friendly Council, Council facilitates business partnerships, participates in local, regional and State networks and undertakes co-operative research and planning in the identification of opportunities for business and industry.

In order to encourage diverse and innovative business initiatives in the City and surrounding region, Council may offer support through the Business Support Policy.

The policy aims to provide appropriate information, advocacy, and support to:

  • An existing business, located within the City, to expand or promote its operations;
  • An existing business, located outside the City, to relocate or establish within the City; or
  • A new business to establish within the City.

NSW Govenment

Small Business Commissioner

The Commissioner empowers small businesses with advocacy and mediation support, giving them a voice at the highest levels.

 Mental Health in the Workplace - Regional Resource Kit 

Regional and remote businesses face unique challenges that impact workplace mental health, and just like physical safety, looking after worker psychological health is important. 


Service NSW

Service NSW assits businesses by working with Federal, State, and Local Governments and the private sector to bring together support and services available to assist small business.

Business Concierge

The NSW Government offers a free Business Concierge and Business Connect program that provides independent, personalised business advice, events, and resources.

COVID-19 safe business

Support and guidance for businesses and workplaces to be COVID Safe. 

Grants, loans and financial assistance

Information on grants, subsidies, vouchers, employment and guarantee schemes.

Dine & Discover Vouchers

The voucher scheme supports hospitality, arts, and tourism businesses.

COVID-19 assistance for commercial and residential landlords

Support and information for commercial and residential landlords across NSW as part of the COVID-19 support package.

Business Information

Information and resources for businesses about protecting staff and customers from COVID-19, financial assistance, and personalised support.

Training and education

Online courses and learning resources including infection control training. Includes TAFE NSW fee and subsidised online courses.

Business Connect

Independent business advice, practical insights, and business skills training on a range of topics for your small business.

Small business fees and charges rebate

If your NSW small business or not-for-profit organisation is affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a rebate to help pay for government fees and charges.

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to have a safe and rewarding experience when transacting with government.

Aboriginal People Services and Land Councils

Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health, employment, education, and housing.



Australian Government

Support for businesses in Australia

Information, grants, services, and support from across government to help businesses succeed. 

Coronavirus information and support for business

COVID-19 government financial assistance and support for Australian businesses.

Guides to help your business

Guide to help you plan, start, and run a business.

Grants and programs

Guide to finding grants, funding, and support programs from across government.

Expertise and advice

Find a business adviser or expert relevant to your interests and location.

Events and training

Business events and training can improve business skills and grow networks. Use this page to find an event in your area or online.

Indigenous Support

Find support for Indigenous businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Starting an Indigenous business

Indigenous businesses are much like any other business in Australia. However, Indigenous business owners may be eligible for additional support and assistance to start, develop and grow their businesses.

Indigenous Grants, Funding and Support

The Australian Government, through its various Departments and Agencies, provides one off or longer-term support to individuals, groups, and organisations for many different purposes.

Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment

Support if you live in New South Wales and can't earn an income because you must self-isolate or quarantine or are caring for someone with COVID-19. Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is a lump sum payment to help you during the 14 days you need to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone.


Industry Support

Australian Chamber of Commerce

The Australian Chamber is Australia’s largest and most representative business network. Members are State and Territory chambers of commerce, national industry associations and a council of business leaders from individual enterprises that represent Australian businesses across all sectors of the economy.

About Business NSW Chamber of Commerce

Business NSW is focused on the wellbeing of the business community. There purpose is to provide a strong, clear voice for businesses on the issues important to their livelihood.

New South Wales Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

The NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Inc (NSWICC) is the Peak body for Aboriginal Business in NSW and a powerful voice for the needs of Aboriginal Entrepreneurs, Business owners and Enterprising Communities.

Supply Nation

Supply Nation provides Australia’s leading database of verified Indigenous businesses: search by business name, product, service, area, or category.